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Max Brenner - Philadelphia
Max Brenner - Philadelphia

Max Brenner - Philadelphia Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.maxbrenner.com
  • Email: christianl@maxbrenner.com
  • Phone: (215) 344-8150
  • Hours of Operation: Mon - Thurs - 11:30am - 11:00pm
    Fri - 11:30am - 1:00am
    Sat - 11:00am - 1:00am (brunch is served from 11:00am - 4:00pm)
    Sun - 9:00am - 11:00pm (brunch is served from 9:00am - 4:00pm)
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Comfort Food, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Max Brenner
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: We offer a small private area of our restaurant for large parties.
  • Private Party Contact: Katie Applegate (877) 925-3053
  • Entertainment: Max Brenner's signature music playlist.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Between 15th & Locust
  • Public Transit: The Broad line, Broad St and Walnut St exit, on the subway.
    PATCO 15th and Locust
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: There is a parking lot located next to our restaurant.
A word from Max Brenner - Philadelphia
Known worldwide as the ultimate destination for chocolate, Max Brenner is the perfect place to eat… and indulge. Fill up on Really Crunchy Mac & Cheese, a pressed waffle sandwich or our ever-popular Brenner Burger. But save room, because the main course is dessert. Experience chocolate to the fullest and enjoy hot chocolate, Choctails, fondues, sugar waffles and more. Our most iconic dishes are served in specially-designed ceramic utensils, turning chocolate consumption into a chocolate ceremony. So double dip, lick your fingers and forget to share because at Max Brenner there aren’t rules – all you have to do is really love chocolate. Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerKid Friendly
Diner Reviews
  • "Sat 4/12 was my first trip to Max Brenner and I thought it was great! Kind of cramp inside, but the food makes up for the room. The fish tacos were very flavorful! I would definitely go again and again. Nice place for a date night, or hanging out with a friend. I would not recommend a large party."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "The service was bad, there were what were referred to by the waitress "mis-prints" on the menu and the quality of the food was sub-par. The max brenner in NYC is much better. This Philly location is a take out for dessert place at best."
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "For a day out with the kids it's a fun spot to stop off and indulge a bit. I wouldn't recommend it for an adults only outing. It's pretty loud and the food is standard. Both the food and dessert presentations, however, are fun and add to the decadence and frivolous nature of the restaurant."
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "I thought this restaurant was just eh. The food was nothing spectacular and the drinks were only mediocre. Prices I felt were way to high for what was given. I did not think anything was really a standout except the dessert was very good. The service was very good and quick."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "There's no such thing as bad chocolate. But this place is extremely overpriced and not that great!"
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Great food, service and fun! Best hot chocolate and ice cream! We had a great time! Will return."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "We wanted to celebrate a happy occassion and made reservations with open table. I also had flowers delivered via open tables option and called as instructed to confirm that we had reservations to accomadate a stroller and that the flowers would be delivered. The hostess staff was not accomadating in regards to the stroller and suggested that we place the car seat on the table . We asked for and got a different table that was able to accomadate the stroller. When leaving the flowers that were to be a surprise never made it to the table. When I asked about the flowers I was told " they never got here" I informed the manager that I had recieved the delivery confirmation, only then where they found and given to me."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "Very disappointed. Food was mediocre; chocolate desserts disappointing. The noise level was horrible - had to scream to hear each other. Service was slow. Two restrooms - long line which included employees. Would not return."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Great place to take kids -- any time of the day. Where else can a (happy) kid get mac and cheese for breakfast?"
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Food was great, drinks were great! Tables too small. Pretty noisy on a saturday eve. But overall will go back!"
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "All of the desserts and chocolate dishes are great. The food tastes like it was frozen and they are re-heating it, and for the price, that is very disappointing. Fun for kids though."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "The only negative thing I have to say is my date and I both agreed the tables were too small"
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "GREAT choc hazelnut milkshake. wish it was 2x the size!! salted carmel hot chocolate was amazing. When you walk in all you smell is chocolate. we finished with chocolate fondue and that was great!( could have done without the choc cake pieces and more cookie pieces)."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "I took a friend to lunch that loves chocolate. She had the chocolate fondue with the vanilla popsicle. She really enjoyed that deserts. Our lunch was good too. The server was attentive. I will be returning."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "The food is indeed very good, but the house is specialist in Chocolate, so be moderate in your dinner to save some room for dessert! Try the Surprise Tiramusú!!!"
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "The chocolate smell was to die for. I love chocolate so I didn't mind the scent and neither did my friends. I went for the Mac and Cheese. Very good, not too soggy and cheesy. Nice toasted coating for the top. I would go again."
    Dined on 9/27/2013
  • "I've been to Max Brenner a handful of time in New York. We Philly for a concert and I took my friend to dinner there. The moment we were seated I could not stop grinning, the atmosphere was cozy (they put tea candles on each table) and we couldn't wait to order. Since I always talk about how much I love the place, he finally got to see what all my hubbub was about. The food was fantastic (made for superb munchies later that night) and the background music playing suited both our tastes, which was a plus. It's a little pricey, so if you're short on cash, I recommend saving a bit before deciding to go, if you plan to splurge. My friend liked Max Brenners a lot. We will definitely plan to visit again."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "Excellent chocolate dessert place. Wow!!! The chocolate fondue was amazing."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "Went with our teenagers and their friends before a show. They loved the smoothies, shakes, etc. and their sandwhiches. However, when we visited no waffles. How could they not have waffles? we were all disappointed about that. Service was fine. seating was tight. I had the B A L T. It was good."
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "Very comfy and cute.... smells like the chocolate factory as soon as you walk in.... #Smores"
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "Went to celebrate my oldest son's birthday - had a good meal and great desserts!!! It is a chocolate lover's heaven!!! Enjoyed tremendously!!"
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "We had a group of 11 for my sisters bachelorette party. It was such a great time from the smell of chocolate walking in, to the great service and food choices. It was perfect and surprisingly quick for such a big group. Loved it and will definitely be going back!!"
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "The portions are too big. My sandwich was good but too big. The fries were the best part. Despite being a chocolate specialty restaurant the dessert was not good. Also service wasn't great, but restaurant itself very loud. Reminded me of a Cheesecake Factory with a smaller menu to select from. Would probably be good for a tween girl's birthday. I probably won't go back unless there are kids in my party."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Sam, our server -waitress was WONDERFUL. She was funny, attentive, helpful, and fun. We were a party of 6, 1 member's birthday was the evening before our visit and my wife's birthday was the day of our visit. Sam didn't skip a beat that we were loud, ready for dessert, and same gender loving women. After a day spent in Philadelphia allowing the inner children in us to play. We arrived at Max Brenner, and were seduced by the smell of chocolate. We enjoyed the quotes on the wall, napkins, and cheque. It was the best Chocolate Martini of MY LIFE. Our party enjoyed the chocolate cookie with fruit to dip, chocolate fondue, crepes, and ice cream. The ambience is sexy thanks to lighting & I appreciated the story behind the concept. Thank you!"
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "The food and drinks were delicious, and the specials menu is definitely worth checking out (I tried the quinoa and chickpea salad atop a waffle). We didn't have room for dessert, but we might come back in the future. Max Brenner is not a place I'd find myself eating too often, but it's an experience that's definitely worth trying out."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "There were six of for dinner. The food was good, the deserts wonderful and we had great service. Noise level is loud here, so I would not choose this restaurant for a romantic dinner. It was perfect for our group though."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "We went to Max Brenner's place on the late rainy weekday afternoon. At first we spent a long time looking for the place, because even though the address says 1500 Walnut Street, the actual location is 15th street. The food was great! Dessert was amazing!!! We wish we could say the same for the service. We weren't given any utensils nor water until later after we asked the hostess and she laughed at us for wanting to eat our chicken skewers with utensils, which I find very unprofessional."
    Dined on 3/19/2014
  • "I enjoyed the restaurant food. My daughter had food off the kids menu they enjoyed . They also enjoyed the various chocolate available in the front of the store. The dessert was big enough to share. My wife and I really enjoyed the restaurant and would definitely dine at this restaurant in the future."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Couldn't quite decide if it was supposed to be a romantic dessert spot, or a family friendly atmosphere. I would recommend to anybody to give it a shot, great dessert selections. Couldn't decide on just one! Service could have been much better, but after all you're there for the sweets. Definitely stop by, and do not park next door, as it was 16.75. Again not a reflection of the restaurant, dessert was awesome."
    Dined on 3/12/2014
  • "I took my mother here while she was visiting the area. Did not know what to expect, but I'm so glad we chose this place. The ambiance was both cozy and lively. Despite the fact that it was a Friday night, AND Valentine's day, our food still came out in good time, and our server was very attentive and sweet. I will definitely be returning for the white corn and manchego cheese balls!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "While I would not consider taking my grandchildren to fast-food restaurants, the prices at Max Brenner are ridiculously expensive. A child's cup of pasta with marinara on the side is $9.00. A burger is $14.00. Two full course meals with beverage and dessert would be less. The restaurant is listed as $$. Shame on me, I had no idea $$ is a $14.00 burger."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "As always, Max Brenner for the win! Definitely the best sweethouse on the block, also with food that won't leave you sugar high! Go with kids, family or your sweetheart. Just make sure you bring a defibrillator in case of massive food coma!"
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "The food was extremely greasy and unappetizing - we ordered the pannins and we unable to eat much of them. My husband ordered chicken sausage and left the whole order as it was swimming in grease. Overall the meal was heavy and unappealing and neither of us ate our whole meal. Needless to say, we will not be returning t this place."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Fun for after theatre. chocolate in so many different forms. Loud, festive, crowded. Keep in mind we were here on Saint Patricks day weekend. Service was friendly, helpful, and catered to our demanding group with lots of allergies. You can be gluten free, nut free and avoid bananas and still participate and leave with a chocolate and sugar high. Fondue is a crowd pleaser. Mochachino was delicious!"
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Loved the desserts! Had the ice cream on a stick where you dip it in chocolate and add toppings-It was great! Also had a salted carmel dark chocolate hot coco--also wonderful! Others in my group had the chocolate crepe and a milk shake. All were enjoyed!!!"
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "Delicious food. Chocolate and chocolate alcoholic drinks are amazing."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "This was about our 4th time at Max Brenner's.( & wlll be our last). We find the food to be very mediocre & the prices high! The presentation of the waffles & ice cream is appealing, tbh, seems like 2 mini frozen waffles with toppings. There is no taste & It doesn't seem to be fresh. BLT seems to have bacon bits not strips! Milkshakes are very small & not thick for $8!!! Birthday "special" is a piece of a chocolate the size of a postage stamp!"
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "My girlfriend and I took our daughters for a girls day out!! We did some shopping and surprised the girls with Max Brenner for lunch!! They loved it and we enjoyed it too!!"
    Dined on 3/9/2014
  • "My daughter and I had a lovely visit while in Philly for the day. She loves mac-n-cheese which I grudgingly ordered for her due to the price. Well I must say it was worth the splurge! The bacon, combination of cheeses, crunchy top and chopped tomatoes had me stealing quite a few bites and trying to figure out how to replicate at home. We also ordered the Italian hot chocolate which reminded me of the kind you get in Europe and we shared the Melting Chocolate heart cake for dessert which had a perfect sampling of their unique treats. Best of all was the memory we will have of our indulgent afternoon!"
    Dined on 3/9/2014
  • "This restaurant had all star quality. The food is fantastic along with the dining services. The price is a bit expensive but if you are a chocolate lover and looking for a good night out this is the place to be!"
    Dined on 3/8/2014